Leaves of Grass Synopsis
A professor returns home where his twin brother has concocted a plan to take down a local drug lord.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Some kind of sweet, wacky masterpiece.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The movie bubbles with intellectual curiosity and narrative ambition.
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New York Magazine (Vulture)

By David Edelstein
Part goofy drug comedy, part shocking bloodbath. It’s a riot of tones and genres, but unlike that other recent hybrid, "Pineapple Express,"...
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Boxoffice Magazine

Writer/director Tim Blake Nelson manages a finely tuned balance that is rare in cinema. Moving from the far reaches of comedy to the nether...
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The New Yorker

By David Denby
The movie is a showcase for digital technology and for Norton’s virtuosity, but I wish it weren’t such a weightless shambles.
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Don’t be misled by the title Leaves of Grass. Do not expect literacy, either. This stoner comedy has nothing whatsoever to do with Walt...
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By Dennis Harvey
A mixed bag of often mismatched ideas.
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Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
His (Nelson) timing is off and his bullshit detector nonexistent. I don't much care for the Coens, but the sad truth is that their cynical...
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
A dumb comedy out to prove its genre-defying smarts--the title is both an onscreen-supported reference to Walt Whitman and a wacky-tobaccy...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
It is so outrageous with its ethnic caricatures, hokey plot and twin-brother mix-ups that you know the whole thing is a lark.
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leaves of grass

By joshuawm
An excellent movie combining philosophy, petry, relgion, murder and mayhem....

Slow movie...

By Chowda
Ed Norton plays twin brothers... one a college professor and the other a pothead marijuana grower. Richard Dreyfus and Susan Sarandon also have bit parts. This movie was really slow until about an...

80% amazing

By djaysplace
Ed Norton was killer. The script was killer until the end. It was like a slow, gradual slope, then walking into a wall of climax. I'd reco it though....

Bold combination of drama and edgy comedy - brilliant

By Amicable
Ed Norton's performance as his own twin brother is unbelievable. He transforms himself each time he assumes the character of his pot-dealing, white trash alter-ego. For the first ten minutes it's...

Leaves of Grass & Q&A w/Edward Norton & Tim Blake Nelson

By MaryF11
There were many layers to this film that seemed ambitious for a comedy and, yet, the characters didn't seem to take themselves too seriously either, which made it comedic. It was more of a satire,...

Two Ed Nortons for the price of one

By switchfan88
I love to watch movies in which the actors are so immersed in their roles, that they become almost unrecognizable. To me, I forgot Brady's character in Leaves of Grass was Edward Norton. I think he...

great. must go!

By tedisradnow

Five Word Review

By caitiejo
Edward Norton is brilliant,...... again....


By StarWarsLuvr
Edward Norton is amazing, as always! The plot, the pacing with the comedy and dramatic aspects of the movie is excellent! I have nothing more to say except, SEE THE MOVIE! :)...


By phoenixangel13
This movie really surprised me, it has a wonderful combination of situations that hit you right where it matters and comedy that is completely unexpected but hilarious. It has an amazing script....

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Rated R | For violence, pervasive language, and drug content